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27 - 29 October 2020

Orthotics - Osteoarthritis

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Orthotics - Osteoarthritis


Ludger Lastring

Bundesfachschule für Orthopädie-Technik e.V.



Dr. med. Axel Schulz

Össur Europe B.V.



Fri, 2018/05/18 10:30 - 11:45 export in calendar


CCO, Room 3

Title Lecture Info Speaker

Lecture Scientific/Practical

Unloader bracing, an option for non-surgical treatment of degenerative meniscal tears

Abstract: Meniscal tears are apparent in one in three adults over the age of 50. In lieu of surgery, we fitted ten patients with knee pain and dysfunction caused by degenerative meniscal tears with an unloader brace and followed them for two months. Significant improvements in knee related symptoms were seen.

Lindgren Westlund, Karolin

Lecture Scientific/Practical

Orthoses within the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee: Biomechanical comparison of KO and AFO principles regarding function and effectiveness

Abstract: In spite of different constructive concepts, KO and AFO are successfully used in the treatment of patients with knee osteoarthritis. The main objectives of the present paper are to compare the effectiveness of both concepts and the functional principles leading to the effect.

Schmalz, Thomas

Lecture Case Study

The Aegillium free step study — effect of a knee OA ankle brace on medial osteoarthritis

Abstract: In this prospective randomized trial the effect of a knee OA ankle brace (Agilium free step) was evaluated in comparison to a conventional medial unloader brace in patients with medial unicompartimental osteoarthritis.

Petersen, Wolf

Lecture Scientific/Practical

Expert consensus recommendation: Implication of a hip unloader brace in hip OA management: Who, when and how?

Abstract: Guidelines on Hip OA Management are rare and mainly based on clinical data from Knee OA. As therapeutic options to manage Hip OA are limited a novel concept on hip OA bracing has ben developed. The developed Expert Consensus provides clear guidance on who should get the barce and how to use it best.

Schulz, Axel